‘Socioversity’ ranking is a pioneering attempt to signify those universities which have been most effective in harnessing the power of digital media.
In relation to India’s most exhaustive social media ranking for universities, Lovely Professional University has been ranked among most liked universities on Facebook. Prestigious Magazine ‘Careers360’ has declared this top ranking in its recently declared ‘Socioversity Top 25’ special edition. LPU with a score of 23.258 is just marginally behind IIT Kharagpur (26.390) & IIS Bangalore (23.918). LPU is ahead, in this ranking, of even the IITs of Madras, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur and other universities including University of Delhi, BITS Pilani, Amity, SRM Chennai, and Manipal University. In a head to head comparison of Indian versus global universities, LPU has been ranked 16th following 10 prestigious universities of USA including Harvard, Stanford, Ohio State, and Princeton universities.
Congratulating students, staff members, and alumni, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said, “I am happy to share that LPU has been recognized for its strong online presence. In today’s world social media including Face-Book, and Twitter has become an important aspect in defining the importance of a University. This particular ranking clearly defines that LPU has done commendable work in academics, social endeavours, industry projects, and numerous other related activities.” Sharing more Chancellor Mr Mittal mentioned that LPU has been connected with more than one million people and students from across the world.
Project Editors of the Magazine hold that ‘Socioversity’ ranking is a pioneering attempt to signify those universities which have been most effective in harnessing the power of digital media. This ranking takes into count 5 parameters, separately and collectively, including Face-book, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and performance over the web. What matters most in the digital age is the instant and real-time communication of different achievements. Moreover, ‘Socioversity Top 25’ ranking is about qualitative rather than quantitative measurementand analysis of social media.
The Socioversity Top 25 list has eliminated those universities which have built likes/followers through paid campaigns. Such universities lacked engagement and interaction with the community. This coveted list has ensured featuring of only the best performing universities. Presently, on LPU Facebook page, there are 1,081,541 likes and 91,064 and counting.